Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jan 22, 2019
    80
    Pikuniku is a fun puzzle game based in a fascinating dystopian world. It’s look and feel gives it a charming aesthetic that draws you in, and its solid controls coupled with balanced puzzles makes you stay a while.
  2. Jan 22, 2019
    80
    It would have been nice if Pikuniku was longer and had a bit more to its story, if only because it means spending more time with its interesting and charming world. Still, what we have is a fun blend of physics-based gameplay, traditional platforming, exploration, eye-catching art and a fun cast that makes for one cute, highly-enjoyable experience. It’s a quick little romp through a gleefully bizarre world that you won’t regret checking out.
  3. Jan 21, 2019
    80
    It's impossible not to love Pikuniku, but now I want some more.
  4. 80
    Despite being rather short, Pikuniku is sure to please players anyway thanks to its pleasant presentation, relaxed atmosphere, goofy characters, and its world that's just plain fun to explore.
  5. Jan 21, 2019
    80
    If you are looking for a game that will constantly have you asking yourself what you just experienced, Pikuniku may just be what you are looking for.
  6. Jan 21, 2019
    80
    Pikuniku is a funny game on numerous levels--the script often undercuts tension and plays with tropes in amusing ways, the goofy way you flip when you jump is a constant source of amusement, and the game will often throw you into strange situations without much explanation.
  7. Jan 21, 2019
    79
    A wonderfully absurd tale of insurrection and kicking stuff in a cheery-looking world.
  8. Jan 29, 2019
    75
    Pikuniku is quirky, funny and more than a little bit mad, all adding up to a short-but-sweet, colourful platform adventure.
  9. Feb 9, 2019
    74
    Pikuniku is a relaxing action-puzzle game with a good sense of humor. The interesting mixture of cute visuals and a dystopian world is worth a look.
  10. Jan 27, 2019
    70
    Starting as a good joke, Pikuniku quietly evolves into a nice little game with a crazy story. Simple and rather good in everything it has to offer, it’s in some ways a good avenue to introduce kids to the metroidvania genre.
  11. Jan 21, 2019
    60
    Pikuniku offers a few amusing moments, but its underwhelming presentation and simplistic gameplay make for an easily forgettable experience.
  12. 60
    Pikuniku is simple, silly, and ultimately kind of pointless. That being said, if you're looking for a short, feel-good experience, it might be up your alley.
  13. Jan 21, 2019
    50
    Its absurdity, alongside occasional quips do end up pulling their weight, but it’s not enough to save Piku’s journey from being inoffensive and simply forgettable.
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User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 7, 2019
    7
    Pikuniku is an adventure from start to finish, even if it only takes a couple hours to get to the finish. Although the game is short, thePikuniku is an adventure from start to finish, even if it only takes a couple hours to get to the finish. Although the game is short, the content that is there is interesting and fun. The gameplay is centered around simple physics based platforming that stays fresh until the end. The story is decent enough, but a little too simplistic. Puzzles are fairly simple as well, I never spent more than a few minutes to get through each one. I'd say the best part of the game is the art style and music that carries the game through the simple controls. If you have a few hours to kill, then this is the perfect game to keep you engaged and make the time fly by. Full Review »
  2. Feb 6, 2019
    7
    Pros: Simple, Intuitive. Physics based puzzles.
    Cons.: Multiplayer isn't engaging. Time killer.